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Project by ChetK posted 03-08-2019 06:31 PM 1115 views 6 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my most recent project and is made from Cherry. I saw this in Fine Woodworking Magazine in 2015, I think. It was done by Gregory Paolini. There is a surprising amount of space in this piece, I built it to replace a very dated 1970’s china cabinet that had the upper and lower sections and this holds everything that the other did. I own a domino but I thought this deserved all mortise and tenon construction and it is finished with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal (satin) The drawer and door pulls are attached with the pyramid head screws in each of the four corners. From what I have seen this is one of the ways they did this during that period of time, but I could be wrong. I should take some new pictures because the cherry already has some real nice color since I brought it in the house in September.

-- Chet K. "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over". John Wooden





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#1 posted 03-08-2019 06:38 PM

Beautiful work, Chet. Seriously, it looks terrific. Congrats.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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ChetK

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#2 posted 03-08-2019 06:42 PM

Thank you Smitty.

-- Chet K. "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over". John Wooden

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#3 posted 03-08-2019 06:53 PM

What a nice piece. Really beautiful

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#4 posted 03-08-2019 07:00 PM

Excellent workmanship….....

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#5 posted 03-08-2019 07:05 PM

REALLY NICE sideboard!!! You can’t wrong with cherry (BTW – excellent board selection) and Craftsman style.

What’s next? A mirror or picture frame to go above it?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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ChetK

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#6 posted 03-08-2019 07:40 PM

Thanks Guys


REALLY NICE sideboard!!! You can t wrong with cherry (BTW – excellent board selection) and Craftsman style.

What s next? A mirror or picture frame to go above it?

- EarlS


We haven’t really decided what to put above it. The kitchen dining area is sort of in transition/refresh mode right know. We did pick up a picture in Yellowstone last fall that may end up there.

-- Chet K. "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over". John Wooden

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bobasaurus

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#7 posted 03-08-2019 07:54 PM

That is really fantastic work, wow. How did you apply the arm-r-seal?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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ChetK

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#8 posted 03-08-2019 08:06 PM

Thanks Allen.

I just wiped it on with old tee shirt rags

-- Chet K. "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over". John Wooden

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#9 posted 03-08-2019 08:07 PM

Well fitted piece. All solid wood?

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ChetK

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#10 posted 03-08-2019 08:16 PM

The two end panels are Cherry ply. I had this scrap section from a previous project that had some really nice book match pattern to it so I decided to us it on the ends. It doesn’t have that ply look to it at all. The whole sheet was kind of a 1 in a million piece

-- Chet K. "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over". John Wooden

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#11 posted 03-08-2019 08:41 PM

Chet,
I’m building the exact same project 8^), it’s on hold until I can make room for finishing.
There were several things about the design I had to modify, like the floors of the cabinets (wood expansion).

The cherry looks great, nice selection job on those boards!

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#12 posted 03-08-2019 09:45 PM

Really great work!

-- Pete

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#13 posted 03-08-2019 10:49 PM

thats absolutely gorgeous,love cherry and how it darkens with age,i hate when people give it a dark stain.nice choice of hardware also.thats gonna be a legacy piece your kids will cherish someday.great job and welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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ChetK

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#14 posted 03-08-2019 11:06 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

-- Chet K. "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over". John Wooden

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#15 posted 03-09-2019 12:08 AM

Very nice…......You did a GREAT job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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